How To Link BVN To Polaris Bank Account Without Any Hassle

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How To Link BVN To Polaris Bank Account Without Any Hassle

What did the BVN say to the account number when they finally linked up? “I promise to always keep you safe and secure until account closure does us part!”

Yes, that is a joke but like all jokes, there is an element of truth in that.

There is nothing much scarier than having your bank account hacked or compromised! It’s even scarier than watching a horror movie.

Also see, {How to check BVN for Polaris Bank on phone}

Take a moment and picture this in your mind. You wake up one beautiful morning and on checking your phone you notice a notification from your bank. The notification is alerting you to suspicious activity on your account. Immediately panic sets in as you realize that your hard-earned money is at risk. You then try to call your bank but can’t get through due to poor network coverage. You’re stranded and helpless, with no idea what to do next.

I know that is a bit dramatic but trust me this nightmare scenario can happen to anyone. The good news is that you can take steps to protect yourself from financial fraud and identity theft. 

One of those steps is linking your Bank Verification Number (BVN) to your bank account. 

You see, linking your BVN to your bank account is an important step to safeguarding your account against unauthorized access and fraudulent activities. Think of linking your BVN to your account number as having a secret weapon that turns you into a superhero against financial fraudsters and identity thieves. With it, you’ll be unstoppable, like Batman with his utility belt, or Iron Man with his Jarvis AI. 

Now, I know you might be thinking: “Ugh, more paperwork and bank procedures.” Relax! The process is as easy as ABC. And trust me, it’s way easier than trying to explain what Bitcoin means to your grandparents. 

In this Fastnugget, I’ll walk you through the process of linking your BVN to your Polaris Bank account step-by-step, with clear instructions, helpful tips, and a touch of humor (because let’s face it, financial procedures can be a bit dry and boring). So buckle up, and let’s get your BVN linked to your Polaris Bank like a pro, so you can enjoy your money without any “BS” (Bank Stress.)

After reading this post, your bank account number will eventually say to your BVN when they get married. “I feel so secure with you!” (Aww, how sweet.)

Let’s dive in straight and explain…

What is BVN 

Without getting too much into “financial gobbledygook” the Bank Verification Number, BVN for short BVN is a unique 11-digit number that is produced by the biometric identification system developed by the Central Bank of Nigeria and given to each bank customer. 

That is to say, BVN gives each Bank customer a unique identity across the Nigerian Banking industry that can be used for easy identification and verification at the Point of Banking operations.

What are the benefits of Having BVN

The Apex bank in Nigeria CBN and the commercial banks in Nigeria came up with the BVN project, which came into being in February 2014 to do the following:

  • To provide additional security for bank account holders.
  • To ensure that account holders are known by their banker in what CBN calls, the “Know Your Customer (KYC)” principle.
  • To give a unified identity to account holders across all the banks in Nigeria, meaning the BVN code can be used as a means of identification in any bank in Nigeria.
  • To reduce fraud that may arise from impersonation.
  • To eliminate identity theft.
  • To increase the effectiveness of banking operations.
  • It is to give customers access to credit facilities.
  • To boost financial inclusion which the CBN has been committed to.
  • To resolve the problem of authentication.
  • To stop money laundering activities.
  • And to build confidence between banks and their customers.

This is the reason why the BVN is a “must-have” for any customer of the financial institutions in Nigeria.

That being said, how can you get a BVN assuming you haven’t gotten it already?

How To Enroll For BVN in Polaris Bank

This is how you can enroll for BVN in Polaris Bank if you don’t have BVN already.

  • Visit any Polaris Bank branch near you.
  • Request, Fill, and submit the BVN Enrolment form.
  • Present yourself for data capturing (such as Fingerprint, facial Image, etc)
  • After this, you will receive an acknowledgment slip with the transaction ID.
  • And within 24 hours once the system confirms your application, your BVN is generated, and you receive an SMS for pickup.

That’s how you can enroll for your BVN easily in Polaris Bank.

How To Link BVN To Polaris Bank 

You receive your BVN the next thing is to link it to your Polaris Bank account.

But before we talk about how to link BVN to a Polaris Bank account, let’s quickly talk about how to check your BVN.

This is important in case you happen to forget your BVN code.

How To Check BVN On Polaris Bank

There are many ways of how to check BVN on Polaris Bank.

These ways of how to check BVN on Polaris Bank are:

  1. Using Polaris Bank USSD code, and…
  1. Through Polaris Bank’s online banking platform.

If you want a detailed guide on how to do this, be sure to check this fastnugget on the topic.

Now that you know how to check BVN on Polaris Bank let us move on and discuss how to link it with your Polaris Bank account.

How To Link BVN To Polaris Bank account.

The process of linking your BVN to your Polaris Bank Account is unlike skinning the proverbial cat, there are not too many ways to do it.

You can only link BVN to Polaris Bank using either of two ways. And here we will explore each of these ways.

Let’s get started.

How to Link BVN to Polaris Bank Online

You can easily link BVN to your Polaris Bank account through the internet banking platform (Polaris Xprience)

Just follow these processes:

  • Select the Service Requests Menu
  • Select Initiate Service Request 
  • Select Link BVN and complete the process.

That is how to link BVN to Polaris Bank online.

How to link BVN to Polaris Bank on phone 

You can also link your BVN to Polaris Bank account by calling their “Yes Center” Call on:

  • 0700-POLARIS (0700-7652747)
  • 0806 988 0000
  • 01 448 2100
  • 01 270 5850

You can also send an email to the Yes Center through the email address:

[email protected] 

Alternatively you can visit any of the bank’s branches to link your BVN to Polaris Bank account.

Those are the different ways to link BVN to Polaris Bank.

With that you have known everything there is to know about how to link BVN to Polaris Bank. Additionally, you can check the FAQs below for more information.

FAQs On How to Link BVN To Polaris Bank Account 

How do I find my BVN number on Polaris Bank?

Dial *565*0# from your registered number to retrieve your BVN. Or use any of the other methods discussed above.

How can I check my BVN with my Account Number?

You can either use the *565*0# code. Note this service is not free. Or you can use any of the other methods above.  Mobile network operators in Nigeria such as MTN, Etisalat, Airtel, and GLO use the universal code *565*0# to verify BVN.

What will I press to get my BVN?

Dial *565*0# on any mobile network. It is the BVN code for all banks. Your bank must be registered under the Central Bank of Nigeria for you to access this service.21

How do I get my BVN without USSD code?

You can get your BVN with USSD code by login into your Polaris Bank Mobile App.

That’s everything you need to know about how to link a BVN to a Polaris Bank account. For more information, you can watch the short video below.

Fastnuggets on how to link BVN to Polaris Bank account 

Now that you’ve successfully learned how to link your BVN to your Polaris Bank account.

As you already know, linking your BVN to your Polaris Bank account is an important step to take if you want to avoid any unwanted surprises when it comes to your hard-earned money. Let’s face it, nobody likes unwanted surprises. Unless it’s a surprise party, of course. Who doesn’t love those?

So, it’s important to keep your account safe by linking BVN to all of your accounts, including your Polaris Bank account. And if you’ve been able to link your BVN to your Polaris Bank account, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy all the amazing features and benefits that come with being a Polaris Bank customer.

If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties during the BVN linking process, don’t hesitate to contact the Polaris Bank support team. They’re always available to assist you and ensure that you have a seamless banking experience.

Or you can reach out to me through the comment section if you have any other questions.

Also do remember to share this post with your friends who might need information on how to link BVN to their Polaris Bank Account.

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